Monday, August 15, 2011
Remember to breathe
I can't begin to remember the last time I did one of these... which shows you how shallow my breathing has been.
Today has been an odd day... I cut my bad finger AGAIN, from the side this time, just after teaching my class. I don't deserve having fingers, I'm so clumsy with them. Mind you, these are the first bad cuts I've had for ages, and now I'm nervous, because knowing me I will have another one to make up the three.
I had a last minute request from an old friend to be a pallbearer at his mum's funeral. I couldn't make the service because of my class, so it was the least I could do. She was so old, and he'd been away in the US for ages, that there were only a handful of us at the cemetery, so it was a bit surreal. I didn't know his mum, but I knew of her from the stories he'd told; I felt quite disconnected until the coffin started going down into the (very deep) hole accompanied by Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge over Troubled Water' -- who couldn't be moved to tears in a situation like that? Afterwards we went to the pub briefly and had a beer and talked about old times and how we wanted to be seen off when our time comes.
I felt ok this afternoon afterwards, but around dinner time my sinuses started exploding and I've gone to bed to loll about and try to stem the snotflow. If I'm sick tomorrow, I can't go to play with the children, and that would be sad.
Here's some more nice breathing pics:
The top one was a dusk from my loungeroom window. This one is early on a Saturday morning, walking from the car to the farmers markets.
Here's my first ever successful bulb planting, nothing like Elephant's Child's garden, but I'm all inspired now for next year.
I'm only mouth-breathing, but it's nice, nonetheless.